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Public Housing: Under the public housing program the HACLA is the owner-landlord of the property. You can apply to rent units at those locations below the market rate, subject to your income limits.
The Housing Authority does not offer homeless services directly to individuals. However, other agencies do. Please call INFO LINE at 1-800-339-6993 or TTY 1-800-660-4026 for referrals or visit the Housing and Urban Development website at www.hud.gov for more assistance.
Your wait time depends on your place on the waiting list and the availability of units and funding and any special needs you may have and whether you qualify for any preferences. Generally, the waiting list for public housing is shorter than the Section 8 waiting list (except for individuals who qualify for Section 8 Special Programs).
Public Housing: The wait list for public housing is dependent upon available vacancies for each bedroom size and your family admission preference.
Section 8: For Section 8, the wait list is dependent upon funding and the availability of vouchers.
Public Housing: There is no application expiration date but you will be offered up to 3 units at randomly chosen sites. If you refuse all 3 offers, your name will be dropped from the waiting list.
Section 8: Families will generally pay at least 30% of their monthly adjusted income toward rent, not to exceed 40% of monthly adjusted income in the first year of the lease. Your portion also depends on the rent of the unit you choose. If your rent is higher than the maximum subsidy the Housing Authority can pay, you have to pay the difference out of your own pocket. However, you are not allowed to rent a unit that requires you to pay more than 40% of your adjusted monthly income toward rent. If the rent is too high, you have to find another unit.
Public Housing: There is no minimum income requirement for public housing, however, you need to establish that you are capable of paying your portion of the rent if admitted.
Public Housing: To check the status of your Public Housing application call (213) 353-1000
Housing: Call (213) 353-1020 to report changes.
Section 8: If you have already applied and need to report a change of address, or if you have any other changes or questions, please submit them in writing to:
Section 8 Registrations
Housing Authority City of Los Angeles, Foy Station,
P.O. Box 17965-0965,
Los Angeles, California 90017-0965
You can also fax the information to (213) 252-1218. Please include your name, address (old and new address if you are changing your address), social security number and date of birth.
As a courtesy to all other applicants and to ensure efficiency at HACLA whenever possible you need to contact the phone number listed on your appointment letter and reschedule your appointment.
Public Housing: If you miss your appointment, you may contact the Applications Center at (213) 353-1000 and we will try to accommodate you. However, the next available appointment may be at a much later date.